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I have the 2701 sn-0915046 firmware rev: A09 A02.
KickStart can not detect this instrument, I suspect it's because the old firmware version, what firmware version will support connection to KickStart and were to download it?
Verify Ethernet Connectivity
First, connect your 2701 to the network using a cross-over cable.
Verify you can ping your instrument from your pc.
Verify you can view the instrument's webpage from your pc browser (just enter the IP address of your instrument in the browser url entry area).
If all this works, then try to verify NI-VISA connectivity
Open NI-VISA Interactive Control (if you have it...) and enter at the bottom of the page the VISA Resource to Open. The resource should be of the following type: TCPIP::www.xxx.yyy.zzz.::1394::SOCKET
If this works (or if you don't have NI-VISA Interactive control and wish to move on), then verify KickStart connectivity
Open KickStart and click on the Instruments tab.
Enter the IP address of your instrument and select 1394 for the Port and Press the Add (+) button.
Then check/mark on the Discover Ethernet Instruments checkbox.
Then press the Refresh Instrument Discovery button and watch your instrument to see if it goes into REM mode. If all goes well the 2701 should be listed on the KickStart Instrument Configuration tab.
for best results set your 2701 to use use a fixed IP address (Ethernet set to ON and DHCP set to OFF).
Version A09 firmware is the latest A series release of firmware.
(note: the D05 version firmware that is posted - does not apply to your unit, it is meant to be used by models which have newer hardware).
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